The University of Central Florida is incorporating new technology that produces a lifelike person in hologram form to help train future healthcare professionals. The tech was created by PORTL Inc., and its use in healthcare education is being branded as Dr. Hologram. It will provide students with a state-of-the-art patient simulation tool for classroom instruction and help refine their clinical skills. The tech was funded in part by a gift from Brooks Rehabilitation.
“With this new technology, we are able to provide a deeper experience, introducing students to a wide variety of patients at different severity levels through hologram technology, both live or pre-recorded, and have a very true-to-life interaction to teach our future healthcare providers humanistic care,” says Bari Hoffman, associate dean of clinical affairs for the College of Health Professions and Sciences, who spearheaded the project.